Grateful Dead Live at Electric Theater on 1969-04-26
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This show has been commercially released as "Dick's Picks, Vol. 26"
Dupree's Diamond Blues
Mountains Of The Moon ->
Dark Star Jam ->
China Cat Sunflower ->
Doin' That Rag
It Hurts Me Too ->
Hard To Handle
Cryptical Envelopment ->
The Other One ->
The Eleven Jam ->
The Other One nd vocals ->
It's A Sin
Sittin On Top Of The World
New Minglewood Blues
Silver Threads And Golden Needles
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Saint Stephen ->
Turn On Your Love Light
Viola Lee Blues ->
Caution Jam ->
Viola Lee Blues ->
What's Become Of The Baby ->
And We Bid You Good Night
Related Music (Beta) question-dark
Versions - Different performances of the song by the same artist
Compilations - Other albums which feature this performance of the song
Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists
|Dupree's Diamond Blues|
|Mountains Of The Moon ->|
|Dark Star Jam ->|
|China Cat Sunflower ->|
|Doin' That Rag|
|It Hurts Me Too ->|
|Hard To Handle|
|Cryptical Envelopment ->|
|The Other One ->|
|The Eleven ->|
|The Other One ->|
|It's A Sin|
|Sittin On Top Of The World|
|New Minglewood Blues|
|Silver Threads And Golden Needles|
|It's All Over Now, Baby Blue|
|Saint Stephen ->|
|Turn On Your Lovelight|
|Viola Lee Blues ->|
|Caution Jam ->|
|Viola Lee Blues ->|
|What's Become Of The Baby ->|
|And We Bid You Good Night|
SBD -> Master Cassette -> Cassette -> Dat (shnid=96449) supplies:
Doin' That Rag (7:56 - 7:59) (no music just tuning)
Morning Dew (9:47 - end of track) (no music just tuning)
Sittin On Top Of The World (0:00 - 0:11)
Turn On Your Lovelight (11:41 - 21:09)
Feedback (0:12 - end of track)
What's Become Of The Baby (complete track)
Feedback (0:00 - 0:37)
-- All disc changes are seamless
-- I extended the patch in Lovelight due to tape squeal on master reel
-- Thanks to Rob Eaton for the Dats
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
- Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound Devices 744T -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> Samplitude Professional v10.2 -> FLAC
- Chicago, IL
- This show has been commercially released as "Dick's Picks, Vol. 26"
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Electric Theater
Subject: Night 2 at Electric Theater, sp69
Subject: Backing track experiment
This show has mainly been noted for being the time they played a backing tape of What's Become Of The Baby. It's neat history and there's some big sections, but the following night is a better show overall (both were released in part on Dick's #26). Though the band were mostly playing one long show at the time, there's a brief set break here. The previous night the Velvet Underground went first and played long; the Dead short. This set was the Dead teasing the mighty VU, playing long (there was also a warm-up band in front), and playing in reaction, tone-wise. Richie Unterberger's book "White Light/White Heat" describes this gig. The boys had just played here 11/27, 11/28, 1/31 & 2/1!
First Set. A fine example of Mountains of the Moon; @5:20 does Jer set down his acoustic and pick up his electric? Annoyingly, this gets cut into a separate track called "Dark Star Jam" on the digital copies, but it collapses into a raucous China Cat. Doin' That Rag is also a classic version. The rhythm section is a bit of a mess through Hard to Handle though The Eleven has moments. They usually played It's a Sin too slow - just sat on it. This one's better (out of only a dozen. It was never well-traveled). The cymbals almost sound like backwards echo in Morning Dew. Garcia runs up and down standard scales that he would stop using in a years time. It has a dark, brooding vibe. After that Bobby is rough and the drummers go on independent study but Jer weaves wild willowy wands. Bobby indulges with the Wanda Jackson number and Baby Blue gets a little sketchy. A 33-minute Lovelight is decent, if not generic.
Second Set. The oft-discussed Viola Lee appears on Fallout (because Phil's the focus). It's a decent-enough version; sloppy drumming gives way to a wild jam. I dig the Sonic Youth-like breakdown. The backing tape of What's Become of the Baby is about as weird as they got - I dare them to release this VU-influenced piece officially. I'm betting this cleared everybody out, as it would have been physically painful. Perhaps the most cacophonous set ever and worth hearing. Once.
1st Set: B-
2nd Set: C
Overall = 3 Stars
Mountains of the Moon - fun version
China Cat - more raucous than usual
Doin' That Rag - passionate
Morning Dew - VU-influenced
SOURCES: Cleaned up and correctly pitched by Miller (miller.97393), with Dick's Picks #26 also containing 9 of the tracks and Fallout from the Phil Zone one.
Subject: It's a sin.
Has similar groove as 'Hurts me too' which they had played a few songs earlier.
The original Minglewood has plenty of fire but I guess the lyrics do not completely fit with the theme of the song. Still Weir's voice is on.
I think it's Phil singing back-up on Silver Threads?(Dead had so many tunes to choose from)
Baby Blue got overplayed in the encore slot in the late 80's but rocks out here.
Stephen = "A ladies choice!"-WEIR
Into a solid LOVELIGHT.
Must listen :Viola> Caution Jam > Viola
Meltdown in Caution is epic.
And if that don't do it for you
>Feedback> What's become of the Baby> Feedback
Clementine right on target with review!
Great show with very good sound.
Bid You Goodnight-Indeed!!!
Subject: Extraordinary -
*the beautiful, lace-delicate bridge from Mountains to China Cat...
*that crazy-sloppy wild Hard to Handle. Never heard Pig botch what is really an easy r&b tune, but they really get into it nonetheless...
*The Other One windup is whiffed a bit, but how can you complain when they sandwich the Eleven in there?!?
*listen to Jerry go on Sittin' on Top of the World!!!!
*Lovelight is AMAZING! The fact that they left this off of an official release is confounding to me.
Of course, the BIG news here is the 2nd set / encore thing. It's a terrifying, pulsing, organic-electric beast-creation. And I mean the entire thing, from the opening drums to Viola to the end of the pristine, ash-laden Goodnight. What's Become of the Baby is one of Hunter's most deeply unsettling, mystic vocals, and conveys all too well that RS review: "no other music sustains a lifestyle so delicate and loving and lifelike." Of course, the lyric is shrouded in an impossibly loud, scary, monster acid-melting-feedback jam....I don't know, guys, but for me this 2nd set suite is one of the *VERY* biggest of Dead creations as far as I'm concerned...
To hell with DP28 - find the Miller board out there in the ether -
Subject: What a show, and what a bummer
That said, if anyone does have an entire recording of this show and would be able to send it to me, or trade, or whatever, it'd be so wonderful if you emailed me email@example.com. I'd be forever grateful. I wasn't born until '90, so I'll never have the chance to see the Dead, and I feel so unfortunate for that, so I want every last second I can possibly get my hands on and let me at least dream of seeing their magic.
even harder to imagine is why the Feedback>Baby>Feedback wasn't...what were they thinking!?
good show, many excellent and unique moments, but rather sloppy in places. the What's Become of the Baby is certainly must-here territory though...